Champions League Results of March 14th
Manchester City and Inter Milan secured their spots in the quarterfinals of the Champions League in different ways.
Manchester City vs RB Leipzig Result
Playing at home in the second leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League against RB Leipzig, Manchester City was completely transformed compared to the 1-1 draw in the first leg.
With the advantage of playing at home and a superior quality squad, Manchester City easily took control of the match from the first minutes of play. Their efforts were rewarded with a “rain of goals” at Etihad Stadium.
Erling Haaland scored 5 goals (23′, 24′, 45+2′, 54′, 57′) and was accompanied by two goals from Gundogan (47′) and Kevin De Bruyne (90+2′), drowning out the team of coach Marco Rose with a score of 7-0.
For Haaland, with the 5 goals he scored in this match, he officially took the lead in the race for the Golden Boot in this year’s Champions League with 10 goals.
With this result, the Citizens have officially earned a spot in the quarterfinals of the Champions League with a total win of 8-1 over the German representative after two legs.
A score of 7-0 or a total score of 8-1 after two legs is not a common result in the knockout stage of the Champions League. However, Manchester City proved that they can turn the unbelievable into reality thanks to the brilliant form of Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne.
Perhaps never before have Manchester City fans had such high hopes for winning the Champions League, after witnessing their beloved team “destroy” RB Leipzig. The Premier League representative is also deserving of being the number one candidate for the championship title.
Porto vs Inter Result
While Manchester City showed their attacking prowess, Inter Milan advanced to the quarterfinals thanks to their outstanding defensive abilities. Porto did not hide their intention to push forward onto Inter’s half in search of a goal, as they had suffered a 0-1 defeat in the first leg.
However, against Inter’s disciplined defense, the team led by coach Sergio Conceicao was unable to breach their opponent’s goal even once. As a result, the match ended in a 0-0 draw.
Therefore, the total score after two legs was 1-0 in favor of Inter Milan, who joined their city rivals AC Milan in the quarterfinals.
Inter Milan fans had to wait 12 years since the 2010/11 season to see their beloved team reach the last eight of the Champions League. The “Nerazzurri” also kept a clean sheet in both knockout legs for the first time since the 2009/10 season.
Earlier, another Milan representative, AC Milan, also secured a spot in the quarterfinals by a similar margin (defeating Tottenham with a total score of 1-0). Statistics show that this is the first time in 17 years (since the 2005/06 season) that AC Milan and Inter Milan have reached the Champions League quarterfinals together.
The 2022/23 season was a successful campaign for Serie A in the Champions League, as alongside AC Milan and Inter Milan, Napoli also secured their spot in the next round with a 2-0 victory over Frankfurt in the first leg. If they maintain their advantage, Italy will become the country with the most representatives in the quarterfinals.
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